This seed grant provides $1,000-$5,000 to early career faculty for the opportunity to develop a study that primarily uses qualitative research methods (including: participant-observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, life histories, or ethnographies) or mixed qualitative and quantitative methods.

The call for proposals is made in September, applications are due in November, and awards are announced in December.

Please click here for the 2016-2017 Call for Proposals.

Previous Seed Grant Awared Recipients

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 seed grant recipient from the QRIG, a joint project of the CRGE and the Maryland Population Research Center.

2014-2015 SEED GRANT RECIPIENT: Dr. Christina Getrich, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

"American by Birth, Mexican by Blood": Identity and Cultural Citizenship among Second-Generation Mexicans
This study will examine how second-generation (children of immigrants; comprising nearly one-quarter of all U.S. children) Mexican youth forge their identities and conceptualize social belonging while living in an increasingly anti-immigrant U.S. society.

Dr. Getrich will chronicle how immigration policies, enforcement practices, and racialization processes circumscribe their lives, and how they forge their own multifaceted identities shaped not only by the interaction of race, ethnicity, and gender, but also by national belonging and transnationalism.

Using a longitudinal case history design based on her ethnographic research of 54 youth, Getrich will analyze original and follow-up interviews with a sub-sample of original participants to examine these youth's complex identity negotiations and elaborate upon their notions of belonging.

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